Monthly Archives: November 2012

Alexandria is not, and should not be, Crystal City

By Ted Pulliam, Alexandria The question that should be asked of every candidate for city council or mayor: What will you do to keep Alexandria from...

King Street lights brighten up Alexandria

By David M. Martin, Alexandria To the editor: I want to thank whoever got the Christmas tree lights up on King Street and got most of them...

More action, not rhetoric, will save city’s affordable housing

By Jim Mercury, Alexandria To the editor: The Alexandria Times published a story on the pending sale of Hunting Towers on October 11 (“Deal in the works...

Potomac Yard Metro project not worth the cost to residents

By Robert Pringle, Alexandria To the editor: Regarding Vice Mayor Kerry Donley’s letter October 25 (“Vice Mayor: setting record straight on Potomac Yard Metro station”), I’m afraid...

Editorial: November elections boost turnout, partisanship

After a noisy year of electioneering in Alexandria, the ballots have been cast and counted: The move to November elections for city council and...

‘Tis the season to stay stress free

By Dr. Marie Steinmetz How do you approach the holidays? Is it with dread? How about excitement? Are you exhausted by New Year’s Eve? Thankfully, there...

Bishop Ireton rower sees big success after tentative start on the water

By Melissa Quinn For Catherine Babiec, rowing is a family affair. Her father, Daniel, was on the crew team at Boston University well before she was...

City Hall eases sign, display regulations on Alexandria shops

By Derrick Perkins City Hall eased restrictions on business signs in the historic districts last month, but officials warned shop owners they would begin enforcing...

Waterfront lawsuit heads to state Supreme Court

By Derrick Perkins A group of residents steadfastly opposed to the waterfront redevelopment plan earned another chance to make their case last month, this time...

Voters favor newcomers for Alexandria School Board

By Derrick Perkins Voters returned just two incumbents — Marc Williams and Ronnie Campbell — to the school board Tuesday, dislodging vice chair Helen Morris in...
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